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Newbie yuti
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Registered: ‎08-07-2017

Spartan 6 Configuration

Hello Team, I plan to use Spartan 6 FPGA (XA6SLX100). I would want to use indirect programming for programming the configuration device. Which configuration would be better to use. I have a DDR in my design. SPI (would it be fast enough) would it be possible for indirect programming? For parallel ( would it be indirect programmable)? Also which user guide would help in figuring out the size of configuration IC that I can use?

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Re: Spartan 6 Configuration

You can refer to https://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx14_7/pim_r_supported_spi_bpi_proms.htm for the list of supported flash families both serial and parallel.

Usually BPI would be faster than SPI.
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Re: Spartan 6 Configuration

HI @yuti,

 

Spartan-6 FPGAs can configure directly from commodity SPI serial flash and parallel NOR flash memories.  and  regrading the indirect programming see XAPP973, Indirect Programming of BPI PROMs with Virtex-5 FPGAs, and XAPP974, Indirect Programming of SPI Serial Flash PROMs with Spartan-3A FPGAs and see the XAPP586 Using SPI Flash with 7 Series FPGAs, then you can have brief ideal about the difference , based on your application need (configuration time )you have choose the configuration mode.

 

Thanks & Regrads

 

S.chandra sekhar 

 

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Chandra sekhar
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Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎10-24-2013

Re: Spartan 6 Configuration

Hi @yuti

Check the configuration user guide for complete details of the supported configuration modes and related guidelines.

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/user_guides/ug380.pdf

Thanks,Vijay
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Re: Spartan 6 Configuration

following application note for spi configuration might help you 

https://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/application_notes/xapp951.pdf

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